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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris


Common Name(s): Beavertail, Beavertail Cactus, Beavertail Prickly Pear
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Sonora - Mexico : Arizona, California (state), Nevada, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: Pink, Red, WhiteEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Anza Borrego, State Park, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Habitat near Wickenburg, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Anza Borrego, State Park, CA

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Lucern Valley, California

Photographer: Tony Marino

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: White Mountains, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: White Mountains, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Gold Point, Nevada

Photographer: Craig Howe

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Gold Point, Nevada

Photographer: Craig Howe

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. basilaris
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe


Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada


Common Name(s): Short-Joint Beavertail, Short-Joint Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia brachyclada
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: California (state) - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: Pink, Red, White, YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: Flower color: Primarily Pink rarely (sometimes) Red, White or Yellow. Distribution: San Gabriel Mountains of California. Habitat: Mountains to the Desert's edge.
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: San Gabriel Mountains, California

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: San Gabriel Mountains, California

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. brachyclada
Picture taken at: Habitat in California

Photographer: Peter Breslin

Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa


Common Name(s): Branching Beavertail, Branching Prickly Pear
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: California (state) - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Distribution: San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. Habitat: Mountains to the Desert's edge.
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. ramosa
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. ramosa
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe


Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei


Common Name(s): Bakersfield Cactus, Bakersfield Beavertail, Kern Beavertail, Bakersfield Beavertail Prickly Pear, Trelease's Beavertail Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia treleasei, Opuntia basilaris kerni
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: California (state) - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: This taxon is endangered. Distribution: California, near Bakersfield. Habitat: flat to rolling grass land.
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. treleasei
Picture taken at: Edison, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom

Opuntia basilaris var. whitneyana


Common Name(s): Alabama Hills Beavertail, Alabama Hills Beavertail Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia whitneyana
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: California (state) - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: Distribution: California, near Lone Pine. Habitat: High Desert bolder strewn hills.
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Owens Valley, California

Photographer: Vladimir Malov

Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. whitneyana
Picture taken at: Alabama Hills, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom

Opuntia basilaris var. longiareolata


Common Name(s): Grand Canyon Beavertail, Grand Canyon Beavertail Prickly Pear, Elongated Beavertail, Elongated Beavertail Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia longiareolata
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Arizona, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Distribution: northern Arizona and southeastern Utah, Habitat: Grand Canyon area
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Lees Ferry, Glen Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Photographer: Osha Gray Davidson
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. longiareolata
Picture taken at: Northern Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov


Opuntia basilaris var. humistrata


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Opuntia humistrata
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: California (state) - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Distribution: California Tehachapi and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Habitat: Forests open grass areas.
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Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Caliente, California

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia basilaris
O. basilaris var. humistrata
Picture taken at: Near Lake Isabella, California

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia basilaris var. heilii


Common Name(s): Haili's Beavertail, Haili's Beavertail Prickly Pear
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: PinkEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Found in central Utah. Habitat: High Desert - flat to low hills
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